August 29, 2014

Is Baltimore Really The Heroin Capital of America?

August 26, 2014 - Segment 2 - On Wednesday night National Geographic Channel will premiere a feature titled "Drugs, Inc.: The High Wire," which names Baltimore as the "heroin capital of America." We take a close look at heroin abuse in Baltimore, with: Bern McBride, President and CEO of Behavioral Health System Baltimore; Woody Curry, therapist in private practice; and Dr. Scott Nolan, Director of the Drug Addiction Treatment Program at the Open Society Institute-Baltimore.
December 17, 2012

Video: The Streets of Hanoi

While in production for Shared Weight: "The Fall of Saigon, 30 Years Later," Producer Steve Elliot took his camera, and his life, in his hands to film a taxi ride through the streets of Hanoi.
May 25, 2012

May 28, 2012 – Hour 2

In honor of Memorial Day, we're rebroadcasting a conversation between Marc and Woody Curry from last October.  It was shortly after President Obama announced that the US was withdrawing its soldiers from Iraq, and the conversation ranged from the problems facing veterans on their return home, to the culture of the military, to the place of war in our society.

March 20, 2012

March 20, 2012 – Hour 1

We discuss the tragic civilian massacre of March 11th, in which at least 16 Afghan civilians, including women and children, were killed. US Army staff sergeant Robert Bales is suspected of carrying out the killing spree. Three military veterans and one journalist join us this hour.

October 26, 2011

October 26, 2011 – Hour 1

Followinig President Obama's announcement that the US will withdraw its soldiers from Iraq by the end of the year, we look at issues that face veterans, including substance abuse and mental health problems stemming from the trauma of war, as they return home. Our guest is Woody Curry, Vietnam veteran and Clinical and Associate Executive Director of the Baltimore Station.

August 17, 2011

August 17, 2011 – Segment 1

Scientists continue to learn more about how addiction works, which informs how our society views and treats addiction.  The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has just redefined addiction as a chronic brain disorder.  We'll discuss the implications of this development with Dr.

June 22, 2011

June 22, 2011 – Hour 1

Suicide in the US military is on the rise. Independent newspaper Stars and Stripes investigated the matter, citing failures of leadership on the ground and vicious hazing. Joining us today to discuss this issue is:

May 25, 2011

May 25, 2011 – Hour 1

Data suggest that children living in neighborhoods with high crime and drugs may be at high risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. In this hour we take a look at how the trauma and stress of inner-city life affects Baltimore's youth.

We're joined by:

April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011 – Hour 1

Woody Curry, Clinical and Associate Executive Director of the Baltimore Station, a residential addiction treatment center in Baltimore, joins us to discuss process addiction.  Also known as behavioral addiction, process addiction is non-substance-related addiction, which could include such addictions as gambling, sex, eating, and exercise.

February 23, 2011

February 23, 2011 – Hour 1

Woody Curry, recovering addict and program director of a drug treatment center called the Baltimore Station, joins us for his montly visit.  This week, we discuss the abuse of prescription drugs, the most commonly abused drugs in the United States.

October 20, 2010

October 20, 2010 – Segment 3

The United States has a huge appetite for drugs.  While we have about 5% of the world's population, we use about 66% of the world's illegal drugs.  What is the price of our consumption, not only for ourselves, but for others like Mexico, where the illegal drug trade is creating violence beyond the scope of what we have seen in the US.

May 28, 2010

May 31, 2010 – Hour 2

In honor of memorial day, we're broadcasting episodes from our documentary Shared Weight, which looks at the legacy of the Vietnam war.  

Woody Curry joins us this hour.  He is a veteran from the inner city Baltimore, and he tells how he survived the despair of war and transformed himself.

December 17, 2009

December 17, 2009 – Hour 1

Alarming numbers of soldiers suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  This hour we look at how this crisis is being addressed, and discuss connections between PTSD and suicide.

We're joined by:

Woody Curry - Vietnam veteran, and Program Director of the Baltimore Station

November 5, 2009

November 5, 2009 – Hour 1

For our first hour, Marc meets up with substance abuse counselor and Vietnam Veteran Woody Curry for our monthly conversation about addiction and recovery. Woody joins us to discuss PTSD and the many residual issues facing veterans, including homelessness and drug and alcohol abuse.
May 26, 2009

May 25, 2009 – Hour 1

For Memorial Day, we broadcast two parts of our series Shared Weight: 30 Years After The Fall of Saigon.  For more information about this hour's episode, Woody's Journey, and for the complete podcast, click here.

April 15, 2009

April 15, 2009 – Hour 2

In the second hour of today's show, Marc spoke with in-studio guest Woody Curry about his 26 year fight against substance abuse in the city of Baltimore.  Woody Curry is a Vietnam Veteran and recovering addict who has been running a drug recovery program at the South Baltimore Station since 1994.  For more inform